Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beer’s likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. There’s about a two finger head after the pour, but it isn’t long before it’s just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom.
Smell: I first thought it really smelled like woman’s shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer.
Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. It’s odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, I’m not complaining. The Citra (I believe they’re Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- it’s when it’s at its best, I think.
EvanFriend (297) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very crisp, refreshing beer. Aroma and flavor are both dominated by grassy hops, with a subtle hay, almost Pilsner flavor behind the main grassy taste. Some mild hop bitterness as well. Basically, it tastes the way a freshly mowed lawn smells. I’m a fan.
schlitzfaced (52) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into glass. Pours a copper color with a nice head. aroma is malty. Taste is slightly sweet. Malty finish I like this one.
OleR (4767) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Low blond top. Shimmering golden body. Peachy and light resinous hop aroma. Some sourish malt tones. Dry and slick on the palate. Bold bitterness, more resin than fruit. Semi-dry toasty malt flavor. Finishes on the fruity side with a lingering bitterness. [Draft at Taphouse, København]
Desverger (1660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@Taphouse, CPH - amber pour with white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, light citrus tropical notes, slight watery overall. Ok
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Borup (5597) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Taphouse. Clear amber colour with a whiye head. Aroma and flavour of hops, citrus, grass and a nice bitterness.
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Ungstrup (29077) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of citrus fruits, spicy hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of spicy hops, exotic fruits, and chewy malts, leading to a bitter finish.
alliance100 (586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at HopCat GR - pours a transparent orange thin tan head . Faint pine and mild citrus aroma . Palettes light and easy drinking . Mild piney flavor , not bad .
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drostj (103) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a thin filmy head that coats the glass. Rich aroma - earthy, cut grass, a little bit funky. Very full flavor in the mouth with a nice effervescence. Hoppy with a nice pronounced bitterness. Good aftertaste. Definitely not your average pale ale. Victory puts out consistently good beers.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg at Taylors & Jones with The Twist, Stockholm. Clear amber, minimal head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Fruity with mid intensity grapefruit flavour. Resinous bitter finish.
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden color with white head. Some Pine and citrus up front with a little malt on the back; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice amount of malt and hop combo.